Oy Mendele! July 22, 2005: Rock and Roll
Our current episode features an interview with filmmaker Liz Nord, whose documentary 'Jericho's Echo: Punk Rock in the Holy Land' screen in SF and Berkeley in next couple of weeks with the SF Jewish Film Festival. You'll also hear from the Israeli punk bands Lucy's Pussy and Nikmat Olalim (Babie's Revenge). You can get to the screening info from the Oy Mendele! site:
The second half of our show turns to the psychedelic Israeli music of Danny Ben-Israel, in both English and Hebrew. Danny Ben-Israel was a member of the Israeli Army marching band who dropped acid, hit the Isle of Wight festival and returned to Israel to make some pretty incredible (and, in some strange ways, very Jewish) psych music, ending with the melancholy flame-out of 'The Hippies of Today are the Assholes of Tomorrow'.